What a beautiful week we have had at MonkeyMoos.


This week has been full of such fun and creativity. This week the children have been exploring lots of different textures and have been super keen to take part in national pasta day, international chef day and getting in the spooky spirit ready for halloween.

The children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง have enjoyed playing in the pasta ๐Ÿ themed tuff tray. They rolled the play dough to make their own pasta ๐Ÿ.
We also spoke about what pasta do we enjoyed ๐Ÿ˜‹ eating at home. Some children said spaghetti ๐Ÿ and some said twisty pasta with tomato ๐Ÿ… sauce.
In phonics area the children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง enjoyed taking part in our pasta ๐Ÿ phonics letter activity. The children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง chose what letter they wanted to do and on a chalk board they made the letter. The children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง did really well to try and draw each letter they chose.
Some of the children went for a walk ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธto the play park. They enjoyed swings, slide and the roundabout. Some of the little ones went as well and did well to walk ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™€๏ธto the park holding a grown ups hand โœ‹.
In babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ they have enjoyed being tickled by our older children ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿ‘ง. They laughed so much and kept going back for more. Look how ticklish they are.
The babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ have also enjoyed knocking down our animal ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿฆ’ skittles. They did well at this activity.
As well as all this they had some fun playing in the kitchen ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅฌ area. They made some delicious dishes.

We have enjoyed playing with the boats ๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธ on the water ๐Ÿ’ฆ. We filled a tray up with water ๐Ÿ’ฆ and placed a long piece of guttering down to the floor from it. As a practitioner tipped some water ๐Ÿ’ฆ down the gutterings the babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ picked up a boat ๐Ÿšค each and placed it at the top ๐Ÿ” and watched as the boats ๐Ÿšค sailed down the guttering. โ€œWowโ€ said the older babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ.
We then enjoyed exploring a pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ filled tray with a train ๐Ÿš‚ track going around the tray. They used their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ to push the trains around the track and through the pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ that had little doors ๐Ÿšช cut out either side. They used their hands ๐Ÿ™Œ and fingers to feel the inside of the pumpkins ๐ŸŽƒ it was wet and slimy- YUCK ๐Ÿคข. Some babies ๐Ÿ‘ถ even tried the pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ seeds!We have had a fantastic ๐Ÿคฉday in toddlers ๐Ÿ‘ซtoday! We have loved exploring our Halloween sensory tray which was filled with spider๐Ÿ•ท๏ธMonsters๐Ÿ‘นrice๐Ÿšlentils and pasta! ๐ŸDuring this activity we loved playing with the spooky spiders๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ and cobwebs๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ and counting how many we could see! We also enjoyed scooping and pouring the rice and lentils and searching for monsters! ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ”
We then ventured into our creativeโœจ room to explore a vehicle tuff tray! We talked about what each vehicle ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿš‚๐Ÿ›ฅ๏ธis and how they are important to us! As we explored the tray we enjoyed putting the small world people๐Ÿง•๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿพโ€โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿงโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ into the train and taking them for a ride along the seafront to look at the boats!
As today is national chef ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿณโฒ๏ธday we thought to become chefs ourselves! But before we could do this we made up our own menus๐Ÿ“– using our imagination โœจto draw different foods! ๐Ÿ“We then put our chef ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณhats on and made some delicious meals in the role play kitchen! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿฅง๐Ÿง
The preschoolers have had a fabulous day! We have been celebrating national chefs ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ day and looking at all things food! Yum๐Ÿ˜‹ The children enjoy being their own chefs today making themselves some pumpkin ๐ŸŽƒ themed sandwiches! We had our ingredients and equipment of bread, butter, jam and a pumpkin cutter. The children took it in turns to use the spreads and spread it onto the bread using a knife. We then shared the pumpkin cutter to make pumpkin shaped sandwiches!
We had lots fun mixing music ๐ŸŽถ and numbers๐Ÿงฎ in the current bun activity! We had lots of fun signing โ€œ5 current buns in a bakers shopโ€ and counting backwards as we sold the buns to our friends. The children also matched the correct amounts of currents to their numbered buns.
In addition to this we learnt about the importance of hand ๐Ÿคš washing!๐Ÿซง๐Ÿงผ The children used soapy ๐Ÿงด๐Ÿงผ water with help wash the hands which were covered in green ๐Ÿฆ germs! The children showed us how they wash their hands and we sang some songs whilst doing so! โ€œHappy birthday to youโ€ we washed our hands for as long as we sand this whole song. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต We learnt how germs ๐Ÿฆ  can get on our hands after we used the toilet ! ๐Ÿšฝ We also understood to wash our hands before eating! ๐Ÿฝ๏ธItโ€™s good to keep clean!๐Ÿซง๐Ÿงผ
We have loved being out in the garden ๐Ÿชด seeing the rain clouds ๐ŸŒง๏ธ and feeling it on our faces! The children have had the best time putting on their wellie boots ๐Ÿฅพ and jumping up โฌ†๏ธ and down โฌ‡๏ธ in the puddles!! We used the trucks ๐Ÿ›ป to drive through the puddles and liked seeing the big splashes ! ๐Ÿ’ฆ

To start our day we explored a spooky Frankenstein tuff tray. We all put our aprons on and went straight for the
paintbrushes to create amazing marks! Whilst making the marks we were able to find some scary colourful eyes hiding
underneath. We then decided to turn ourselves into the green monster by painting our hands, this was great fun as we
all laughed. To finish we squished our hands together.๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ‘€

To continue our excitement of the painting, we marched over to the table were the dinosaurs were waiting for us to
paint there feet. We dipped them into a colour of our choice to see which size feet would appear. We spoke about big,
small, big big and tiny. As we were stomping the colours mixed together which turned it into the dinosaur swamp! ๐Ÿฆ–๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“š

We have spent a wonderful amount of time in the garden. We have made oat cookies in the mud kitchen using large spoons
and different size pots and pans. We even shared them with everyone by giving them a chance to mix it all together
before it went in the oven. We then moved to the other side of the garden where we build extra large sand castles as
well as creating wonderful pictures on the wall. ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“‹

Construction has been a big part of today and we have built magnificent things. We work very hard to build a big car to
drive under the bridge. We got so involved we began to sing โ€œdriving in my car carโ€, as well as talking about safety
and putting on our seatbelts. ๐Ÿงฑ๐Ÿ”จ๐Ÿš˜

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